YouTube is a fantastic place to learn and share. Thinking of YouTube in a slightly different way to how you might think of it as a place for videos, YouTube in itself is one of the world’s most popular search engines.
With so much engaging content on the platform to help you take control of your own professional development, we thought we would curate a list of some great YouTube channels we love, to help you with your professional learning.
Hosted by Bangkok-based educator, Sethi De Clercq, the flipped classroom tutorials channel is jam-packed full of great learning opportunities for Microsoft and Google classrooms. With a host of accreditations to his name such as Edmodo Trainer, YouTube Certified, CommonSense Certified Educator, Apple Teacher, Google Educator L.1 and 2, Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, you’re in good hands with Sethi’s videos and tutorials.
Find out more about his channel here.
Created by California-based educator Sam Kary, the ‘New Edtech Classroom’ channel is full of great hints, tips and ideas. From using Wakelet to Blended Learning Strategies and more, this ISTE presenter, Nat Geo Certified, Google Trainer will have you using edtech in purposeful ways before you know it.
Find out more about his channel here.
Created by Apple Distinguished Educator, Jacob Woolcock, this seriously slick YouTube channel features training videos to help you make the most out of how you use an iPad as a teacher. With his weekly quick tips and other training videos, this is a great resource to use to help upskill yourself and be the envy of your colleagues with your iPad skills.
Find out more about Jacob’s channel here.
As you can imagine, we’re big fans of our CEO’s channel too as it features lots of great videos related to all things NetSupport and the wider sharing and work that Al Kingsley does too, around school governance, leadership and digital strategy.
Find out more about Al’s channel here.
What’s great about David Lee’s Edtech channel is the wider thinking that goes behind his sharing on topics such as real world contexts, design thinking, empathy, and more. For David, his sharing isn’t just about the how but the why, and this is why it’s a no-brainer to add it to our channels that we love!
Find out more about David’s channel here.
An Instructional Technologist abd Google Innovator from South Texas, Fonz Mendoza’s channel, ‘My Edtech Life’ is full of great interviews and stories from educators from around the world. Covering all sorts of topics from mental health and wellbeing to instructional coaching and more, we’re sure you’ll find plenty here to inspire you and your work in your school.
Find out more about Fonz’s channel here.
Created by Phil Whitehead, a Digital Teaching & Learning Manager from the UK, this great channel is packed full of helpful edtech hints, tips and tutorials on lots of popular edtech tools such as Kahoot, Wakelet, Teams, Sway, Flipgrid and much more.
Find out more about Phil’s channel here.
Seeing as I’ve written this article, I couldn’t help but include my own, but actually, I have three! My ICT Evangelist YouTube channel has so much in the way of edtech related content. From using things such as Apple Clips to live shows I’ve done to much more, there’s lots to find on my channel.
I do however host two shows per week with Olly Lewis on LearnLiveUAE and with Bukky Yusuf and Zena Zenonos-Walker on UKEduStories, so if you’re looking for great CPD, professional learning conversations and content perfect for engaging with around current affairs and thinking in education, check out the LearnLiveUAE and UKEduStories channels too.
It would of course be remiss of us to not share our own channel here too. The NetSupport YouTube channel is packed full of great content. That could be our monthly ‘Tomorrow’s World of Edtech’ show, hosted by Al Kingsley and myself (Mark Anderson) that we call the ‘Check It Out Show’ which highlights new edtech, updates to popular tools and more, from the companies themselves.
Alternatively, it could be our weekly #TipTopTipsEdu show that I host, with lots of great guests sharing about their top tips for teaching, learning and leading with edtech:
Or even our popular two-minute guides to each of our useful tools, hosted by CEO, Al Kingsley:
Either way, a visit to the NetSupport YouTube channel will provide you with lots of inspiration, professional learning and opportunities to gain insights into all things teaching and learning with technology. And whilst you’re there, if you haven’t yet… don’t forget to hit subscribe!